Graduation Celebrations At Dumfries’s Crichton Campus

On the 5th July 2017, the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies hosted its 16th Graduation in Dumfries which saw around 60 new graduates celebrate their academic achievements at the Crichton Memorial Church in Dumfries.

Academic Procession

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of University of Glasgow with University officials, colleagues and new graduates following the School of Interdisciplinary Studies 2017 Graduation at the Dumfries Campus.

Dr Carol Hill, Head of School of Interdisciplinary Studies addressed guests and colleagues before Professor Anne Anderson, Vice Principal and Head of College of Social Sciences presented four postgraduate awards.

Special celebrations for Elaine Crawford and Thanya Lunchaprasith who graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy, while Kathleen Ewing graduated MLitt in Environment, Culture and Communication and Eleanor Ann Walker Johnstone graduated with an MSc Environmental Science, Technology and Society.

Professor Sean Johnston presented the undergraduate students to receive their degrees in MA (Hons) Health and Social Policy, MA (Hons) Primary Education with Teaching Qualification, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Sustainability, MA Health and Social Policy and MA Primary Educational Studies.


Dr Ralph Jessop, Senior Lecturer in English Literature invited the Writing Prizewinners to accept their prizes with Victoria Preece, 3rd year Health and Social Policy student receiving both The Muriel Carmichael Prize for Best Piece of Academic Work (Undergraduate) and The Kirkpatrick Dobie Prize for Creative Writing, while Jessica Warinner, studying MSc Tourism, Heritage and Sustainability received The Muriel Carmichael Prize for Best Piece of Academic Work (Postgraduate).

Sophie Brett, alumnus of School of Interdisciplinary Studies closed the ceremony with her solo performance of Ubi Caritas before graduates joined friends and family for the graduation celebration in the Rutherford McCowan Building.


Limited places available for entry in September 2017. Open Day for entry in 2018 will take place in the Rutherford McCowan Building, Dumfries Campus on Saturday 28th October. Register online www.glasgow.ac.uk/dumfries

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